Russians are in Italy to play Australia twice this weekend. In the first game on Sunday they topped Australians 60-51. After the both coach agreed about fifth quarter the outcome didn’t change as Russians remained on top 68-62. Only player in the game to score in double digits was Suzy Batkovic with 10 points. Both teams will meet on Sunday.
France triumphed in a tourney they hosted after a 25 point win agianst Canada. Sandrine Gruda recorded a double double 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Frenchwomen. Following this game the French made their final cut which was Marielle Amant. Full roster is available here. In the other game Czech Republic earned their first win of the weekend by defeating Croatia.
Turkey are seeing improvements in their play with another win in Ankara – this time against South Korea. Top players for the hosts were three posts – birthday girl Nevriye Yilmaz, Nevin Nevlin and Quanitra Hollingsworth. Last two are vying for one naturalized player spot on the team. Great Britain also remain undefeated with a win against Argentina. Jo Leedham continued her impressive play with 22 points in the win.
Russia – Australia 60-51 (68-62 after 5 quarters)
Russia: Kuzina 9, Belyakova 9, Lisina 8, Petrakova 8
Australia: Batkovic 10, Cambage 9, Bishop 8
France – Canada 66-41
France: Gruda 15 (10 reb), Gomis 12, Ndongue 12, Miyem 10
Canada: Smith 10, Achonwa 7, Murphy 5, Thorburn 5, Pilypaitis 5
Czech Republic – Croatia 77-69
Czech Republic: Viteckova 15, Peckova 13, Elhotova 10
Croatia: Ivezic 13, Mandir 13, Vrsaljko 11
Turkey – South Korea 73-61
Turkey: Yilmaz 13, Nevlin 12, Hollingsworth 11 (11 reb)
South Korea: Mi Kim 14, Eun Kim 12, Hwa Jung 10, Han 9
Great Britain – Argentina 81-65
Great Britain: Leedham 22, Stafford 14, Fagbenle 13, Handy 12
Argentina: Burani 11, Gonzalez 9, Cava 8, Sanchez 8